Amazing opportunity to own a museum quality very rare silk 1940s Gilbert Adrian vintage designer dress in an exotic novelty print. This dress came from the estate of a Northwest high end department store owner who saved 3 pieces from her 1940's store and all 3 are Gilbert Adrian dresses! This one is exceptional with what appears to be pages out of a book and images of snakes, bugs, birds, and jungle cats. Classic Adrian original shoulder pads, butterfly sleeves and two ties - one for the neck and the other for the waist. Side metal zipper and appears to have never been worn.
|Bust||36" to 38"|
|Length from top of shoulder to waist||16"|
|Length from waist||40"|
|Side slit in skirt||17"|
He designed Dorothy's red slippers, but Adrian is loved by fashion collectors for his unforgetable designs for many of Hollywood's most glamorous leading laides.During the golden age of Hollywood, Gilbert Adrian turned ordinary actresses into immortal icons. His reported favorite was Greta Garbo but his clientele also included Joan Crawford, (yes, he gave her those unforgettable shoulder pads),Norma Shearer and Jean Harlow. He designed costumes for all of MGM’s lead actresses for 13 years and then opened his own shop in Beverly Hills. He is credited for having given many of those same actresses the "look" for which they were known.
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